Dr. Matthew Hoch to Present Faculty Recital
Dr. Matthew Hoch, assistant professor of music at Shorter College, will present a faculty recital in Brookes Chapel at Shorter College on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The recital is open to the public at no charge. He will be accompanied by Elizabeth Blood, instructor of music at Shorter College.
Joining Dr. Hoch for the recital will be soprano Lisa Sain Odom, a voice faculty member at North Greenville University and Western Carolina University.
Dr. Hoch and Ms. Odom first worked together at the 2006 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern Program, where they both apprenticed to Dr. Donald Simonson, national vice president of NATS and professor of music at Iowa State University.
Their Oct. 29 program draws from the best literature ever written for the soubrette and lyric baritone. Spanning almost 300 years, the program includes J.S. Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82; duets from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni; Debussy’s Cinq poèmes de Charles Baudelaire; and solos and duets from the American musical theatre repertoire.
Dr. Hoch received a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College with a triple major in vocal performance, music education, and music theory. He also holds a Master of Music degree from the Hartt School with a double major in vocal performance and music history, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory in vocal performance and literature.
Ms. Odom received her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Bob Jones University, her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Converse College, and is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina.
Ms. Blood received her Bachelor of Music degree in music theory from Northwestern University; and two Master of Music degrees from Florida State University: one in accompanying and the other in opera direction.